Ian Courts

Global Chief Financial Officer, Mediabrands at IPG Mediabrands

Ian Courts is the Global CFO of Mediabrands, responsible for all areas of global finance, accounting, technology, legal & compliance, and M&A. He previously served as Global CFO of Kinesso and supported IPG’s broader data and marketing technology operations, including Acxiom and Matterkind. In this capacity, Ian was charged with providing strategic counsel, financial leadership and the acceleration of growth opportunities.Ian has two decades of experience at IPG, working across creative, media, data and technology. Some of his roles within Mediabrands include financial leadership of the EMEA, APAC, Latam and Canadian markets.Prior to IPG, Ian began his career in the UK at PwC, and proceeded to take on management positions in PwC’s Australian operation, working for periods of time in both South Africa and China.A non-Executive member of the Audit and Risk Governance Committee at Sport England, Ian is a graduate of Warwick University and an ICAEW qualified chartered accountant. An avid cricket fan and fitness enthusiast, Ian is married with three boys.


  • Global Chief Financial Officer, Mediabrands

    Current role